22 May 2009 @ 01:19 pm
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If you are on facebook, be sure to become a fan of modern abolition, a fan page started by yours truly to empower abolitionists by making it easy for facebook users to have links to breaking news and stories about slavery and human trafficking right into their facebook feeds.

Some of our recent highlights:
National Human Trafficking Resource Center:
Started by the amazing people at the Polaris Project, the NHTRC provides information about human trafficking and practical information for identifying victims of trafficking and how to help them, including the national trafficking hotline. Go ahead, put the number in your cell phone. You know someday you'll need it.

The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
Kevin Bales, one of the world's leading experts on human trafficking, has a new book. We've strongly recommended his books before (like here and here) and I cannot say to you enough: Go Read His Books.

Roundup from the BBC:
Spanish police have arrested 23 people suspected of trafficking Nigerian women into the country and forcing them into prostitution by using voodoo curses.
Police in eastern China have arrested 10 people suspected of beating mentally disabled people forced to work as slaves in brick factories.

The community's founders are also on twitter. There are a lot of abolitionists working very hard on twitter to spread information: You can find some of them at the humantrafficking twibe.
 
 
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I love cheeseprof_irina on May 23rd, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
Great idea, I've passed on the link to everyone I know on facebook too.
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